Thursday 27th July 2017 – Sunday 30th July 2017

Hi all,

I’m back from a lovely holiday in Gran Canaria, which brought temperatures of 28-30°C and glorious sunshine, which was very strong (UV 12). I’m missing it already. So, is there any summery weather returning to our region to lift spirits?

Thursday: A day of sunshine and showers with some windy conditions during any downpours. The showers look particularly heavy at times with a risk of thunder and lightning. Max 18°C

Friday: Low pressure still close by, so another day of bright spells and showers, but there will be fewer compared to Thursday and the showers will ease into the afternoon. However, that said, cloud will thicken and rain is expected late-evening and overnight with some heavy bursts. Max 18°C

Showery

A showery weekend ahead with some breezy conditions

Saturday: We return to sunshine and showers and breezy at times. Any lengthy spells of sunshine in between the showers will make it feel pleasant. Max 17°C

Sunday: We go again. Sunshine and some showers and some of them heavy. Max 18°C

Showery

The unsettled weather continues into next week

Looking ahead: Showery or longer spells of rain on the cards with temperatures remaining at similar values; 17-19°C, so definitely no sign of any settled, hot, summery weather returning.

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for updates of your local weather.

Thanks,
Jon

Thursday 15th June 2017 – Sunday 18th June 2017

Hi all,

After a few changeable days the weather warmed up again on Wednesday and the general theme over the weekend is for more summery temperatures to arrive.

Thursday: Yesterday’s warmth and humidity will be replaced by fresher air from the west. Cloudy with some isolated rain during the morning, moving west to east, followed by brighter skies and perhaps an afternoon or evening shower. Max 18°C

Friday: Generally cloudy, some brightness and mainly dry. A little breezy and temperatures around normal. Max 18°C

Weekend: Very warm sunny spells with variable cloud.

Saturday: A cloudy start is expected but some warm sunny spells will break through at times, especially later in the day. Some northwestern areas and along the west coast could remain cloudy all day. Remaining dry with a slight breeze. Max 22°C but localised sunnier spots could go a couple of degrees higher. 

Sunday: Sunny spells and very warm. It should remain dry again and pleasant. BBQ anyone? High UV levels. Lighter winds. Max 24°C

Outlook: A very warm start but fresher conditions following on from the west but it will remain generally settled with sunny spells and just a few showers. 

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the latest weather forecasts. 

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 14:10

Thursday 25th May 2017 – Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017

Hi all,

After some welcome rain last week, it’s time to turn up the heat as we experience our first taste of Summer temperatures. However, after initially hoping it would last all weekend, it is now looking like Friday will be the warmest day with a cooling trend over the weekend.

High pressure has built in across the UK as this week has gone on and with it comes some very warm and humid air from the southeast.

High pressure brings us a short spell of hot & humid sunny weather

Thursday: Dry with sunny spells developing and with light winds it will feel humid and becoming hot. Max 26°C

Friday: A little breeze will develop but this coming from the southeast will only help import warmer air. Feeling hot and humid with plenty of sunny skies. Max 26°C

Saturday: Low pressure bringing a showery breakdown of the heat with possible thunderstorms

Saturday: Feeling very humid to start the day with some sunny spells but less sunshine later as low pressure tracks in from the southwest. During the day we can expect a breakdown from the hot and humid conditions with heavy, possibly thundery, showers coming in from the west. Fresher air will follow, which will be welcome. Max 23°C

Sunday: Cooler as fresher air takes over from the west. Some sunny spells but with a risk of showers. Temperatures down on recent days, welcome news for the Great Manchester Run. Max 19°C

Bank Holiday Monday: A westerly airflow across the region. Some bright spells but thicker cloud at times too. Max 18°C

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for the very latest weather forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday May the 24th at 12:30pm

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Thursday 4th May 2017 – Sunday 7th May 2017

Hi All,

The lack of rain continues after what was an expectionally dry April where we only received 20% of the month’s average amount. Only 14.4mm of rain fell, and with this forecast in mind, it’s time to start watering those gardens. 

High pressure anchored to the north of the UK will be close enough to maintain dry and pleasant weather for the forthcoming days. However, it will be breezy at times and that wind will be chilly. Warm by day but some cool nights where skies clear.

Thursday: A cool breeze from the northeast or east but a dry day with sunny spells after early low-cloud. Max 14°C

Friday: Sunny spells but still with that breeze. Max 14°C

Saturday: A bit more cloud expected but still dry with bright spells. Less windy. Max 14°C

Sunday: Sunny spells and with lighter winds it should feel very nice indeed but there could be some stubborn cloud in eastern parts. Max 15°C

The UV is at 6 now, and the sun is as strong as it is in August, so slap on that suncream.

Outlook: Slowly next week the high pressure will slip away and more cloudier skies will come in from the north with slightly cooler air for time. Apart from the odd shower the lack of any widespread rain remains. 

April 2017 Stats

Max 18.7°C
Min -0.3°C
Wettest 4.8mm
Windiest 30mph
Rain 14.4mm
Rainy Days 10
Dry Days 20
Snow Falling Days 1
Snow Lying Days 0

Follow @ChadWeather on Twitter for all the latest forecasts.

Thanks,
Jon

Thursday 27th April 2017 – Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017

Hi all,

Brrrrrrr, the blast of cold air from the Arctic arrived earlier this week and although it didn’t last too long it certainly brought a chill to the bone. Grass temperatures dropped to -4°C, we recorded an air frost on Monday night and on Tuesday we saw some towering April showers which brought hail, sleet, graupel, thunder & lightning and even snow. If you’re after some warmth then good news on the horizon.

Monstrous April Shower on Tuesday. Photo: @tomjajajavo

Thursday: A disappointing day with plenty of cloud that has spilled down from the north. This time the airmass is milder than recently so temperatures slightly higher. However, with little sunshine and some patchy rain it will feel chilly. Max 11°C

Friday: Bright spells with just the risk of a shower here and there. Light winds and pleasant in any sunshine. Max 12°C

Saturday: A dry day with nice bright or sunny spells. Feeling milder. Max 13°C

Sunday: Little change; sunny or bright spells and dry. Cloud could thicken later on in the day with a risk of rain late-evening and overnight. Max 14°C

Bank Holiday Monday: Some uncertainty at this stage but it looks like rain will push up from the south or southwest leading to a disappointing day. Subject to change of course, so look out for Twitter (@ChadWeather) updates. Max 13°C

Beyond the one-day holiday: Hopefully turning warmer as high pressure builds and temperatures into the mid- to late-teens.

Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued on Wednesday the 26th of April 2017 at 12:30pm